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Museum Folkwang

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Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 8845 444
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Fantastic and well worth a visit.

One of the finest art museums in Germany and certainly the finest in the NRW region. With a great permanent collection feature Picasso, Manet and several of the great masters, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Essen, Germany
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Essen, Germany
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

One of the finest art museums in Germany and certainly the finest in the NRW region. With a great permanent collection feature Picasso, Manet and several of the great masters, the architecture of the museum are worth the visit alone and a number of high-profile exhibitions frequent the gallery.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This really is a gem. You can get soo close to the paintings and is just a great place to spend a rainy day. Also in walking distance of the city centre so no need to get a tram on a nice day. Thoroughly recommend

Thank Sally B
Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Exceptional collection of paintings, especially for the size of Essen. It is definetely worth a visit if you are staying more than one day in Essen. Central location, easy to reach with pupblic transportation. On the minus side, one has to check ones purse at the entrance (and possibel leave cash and cell phone in there, so beware).

Thank oly111
Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The first museum of modern art in Germany and despite the big wounds that the 3rd Reich afflicted to the museum's treasures it still holds a big variety of modern art that leave you inspired and breathless at a time. You will see Van Gogh, Munch, Monet, Renoir and you won't get bored. You can also see the German museum... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Actually I wanted to see the Chinese photos. They were great. The photographers still have some technical issues, some pics could be better edited, but it is nice seeing some fresh ideas.

Thank Sandor D
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the big and rich nuseums in Germany. Originally it was founded in 1902, today it is known already internationally. In 2010 they opened a new wing, David Chippenfield English architect designed. There are always temporary exhibitions. We had one with the titel: Monet, Gauguin, van Gogh...Inspiration Japan. Nearly 400 different art pieces gave an overview how the European... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I just had the time to visit the temporary "China 8" exhibition, but that was really interesting. I am sure that I will come back to visit the other part of the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are an art fan, this is a must see! Beautiful exhibitions that are constantly moving through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Museum Folkwang is a wonderful museum, sometimes with international collection. From now Museum Folkwang offers a FREE ENTRANCE - if there is no international or special collection. There is a parking garage, but if the museum has an internation collection the parking garage is complete full very fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited on Rough Guide recommendation, and because I have enjoyed modern art in large German city museums. The permanent collection is now free, and I enjoyed an hour exploring an excellent mix of 20th century expressionist and more challenging recent pieces, including video works. My 16 year old was interested enough not to complain. The art is beautifully presented with... More 

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